Eight southeastern Wisconsin companies are among the 25 nominated for the 33rd annual Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Manufacturer of the Year awards.
WMC chose to honor several Wisconsin-based manufacturers this year after seeing an overwhelming commitment by the industry to step up during the coronavirus pandemic.
This list includes employers who shifted manufacturing lines to make personal protective equipment and COVID-19 swab sticks, businesses who supported local communities through charity and food donations, and manufacturers who innovated to speed up production for local supply chains.
“The private sector won’t sit on the sidelines during a crisis,” said WMC president and CEO Kurt Bauer. “Manufacturers were pivotal to ensuring Wisconsinites could get through a tumultuous year. We all owe Wisconsin manufacturers and their employees a debt of gratitude for their efforts over the last 12 months.”
This year’s nominees include (southeastern Wisconsin companies in bold)
Ahlstrom-Munksjo – Kaukauna
Animix LLC – Juneau
Bassett Mechanical – Kaukauna
Beyond Vision – Milwaukee
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. – Chilton
Carnivore Meat Company – Green Bay
CMD Corporation – Appleton
Curt G. Joa, Inc. – Sheboygan Falls
Door County Coffee & Tea Co. – Sturgeon Bay
Fox Valley Metal-Tech, Inc. – Green Bay
Freedom – Milton
Greenheck Fan Corp. – Schofield
Krueger International Inc. – Green Bay
Linetec – Wausau
Nicolet Plastics LLC – Jackson
OEM Fabricators – Woodville
PartsBadger, LLC – Cedarburg
Pindel Global Precision & PRODx – New Berlin
Power Test, Inc. – Sussex
Regal Ware, Inc. – Kewaskum
Husky Energy Superior Refinery – Superior
Teel Plastics LLC – Baraboo
Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc. – De Pere
Velocity Machine, Inc. – De Pere
Vonco Products, LLC – Trevor
WMC also launched a podcast today that shares the stories of Wisconsin-based manufacturers as they overcame hurdles presented by the pandemic.
“This new podcast speaks to Wisconsin manufacturer’s incredible resilience, adaptive workforces and advanced technologies,” said David Krutz, firm managing partner at the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. “We’re excited to share these powerful stories not only with people statewide, but nationwide.”
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